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Transaction Consistency

Post by dwerts1 » Jun 30, 2015 7:45 pm

I'm in the process of deploying Back up and Replication and am having a bit of difficulty getting my head around quiescence. Just as an example, we are running a Document imaging system that consists of two Server 2008 R2 VMs. One runs the application while the other houses the SQL database. It seems clear from the documentation that I can simply enable Application Aware Image Processing for the SQL DB side to get a good image there. What I'm unclear of is what I need to do on the Application server side. Any clarification would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Transaction Consistency

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jun 30, 2015 8:58 pm

Hello Daniel,

For any Windows based VM we highly recommend to enable application-aware image processing as well. This will allow you to leverage VSS writers inside the guest OS and will make your backups consistent. What application do you run inside the other VM?

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Re: Transaction Consistency

Post by dwerts1 » Jul 01, 2015 3:30 pm

Thanks. The Application is called ImageNow

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Re: Transaction Consistency

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jul 02, 2015 11:20 am

Can't find any mentioning of VSS writers for this application, but enabling AAIP for this VM is also recommended, as you will get consistency on the file system level at least. Thanks!

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